"Kore Ionz has a higher calling that involves changing lives."
- Marian Liu, The Seattle Times
"Kore Ionz are an excellent live band for the local lovers of classical Jamaican pop."
- Charles Mudede, The Stranger
"It makes our jobs and the festival worth it to have a band that is not only talented, but so cool."
- Sarah Loritz, One Reel / Bumbershoot
"Their lush harmonies, worldly beats, and uplifting message have helped them build a core audience locally, but what's more important to them is that they are seen as community leaders as well."
- Erika Hobart, Seattle Weekly
"The youth of our community need us and the Kore Ionz cannot stand alone."
- Diem Ly, International Examiner
Kore Ionz, uniting in Seattle from four corners of the globe, mash up roots reggae with rock and world riddims, perpetuating a message of compassion and a culture of love. Water for roots. Love of reggae. Fire for rock.
50% of the proceeds from their first release, Half-hour Revolution, are being donated to Seattle non-profit the Service Board to support life-changing mentorship programs for youth in marginalized communities.
The ethnic and cultural makeup of the band represents five continents, with musical backgrounds equally as diverse, resulting in a global sound and culture that is their own. Promoting awareness of social injustice and the need to build a caring intragenerational community, their message is urgent and from the heart.
Kore Ionz have shared the stage with such internationally acclaimed artists as Bob Marley's Original Wailers, Eek-A-Mouse, Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band, and John Brown's Body. The band has performed at Bumbershoot Festival and performs an annual concert for youth at the King County Juvenile Detention Center.
Booking & Management:
Kore Ion Music
P.O. Box 28111
Seattle, WA 98118